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The Fleet Science Center to resume operations for the Distance Learning Hubs program

January 27, 2021

San Diego, CA—The Fleet Science Center is resuming the operations of the Distance Learning Hubs on Monday, February 1, 2021, to serve the ongoing needs of parents, students and teachers in the San Diego community to find a place for children to do their distance learning programs. The full-day program combines a facilitated space for kids to complete their school work with an afternoon of hands-on science activities.

Distance Learning Hubs provide a space where students can continue learning while schools operate remotely in an environment that allows for safely-distanced social interaction at the Fleet Science Center. 

From its inception on September 21, 2020, 230 students have attended the program with 199 of the seats being provided at no cost. In an effort to reach more students and families, the Fleet Science Center continues to provide the Distance Learning Hubs at no cost to qualifying students. For more information, contact community@rhfleet.org


What: Full-day, in-person Distance Learning Hubs are available from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.


When: The Fleet’s week-long program resumes Monday, February 1, with starting times of 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. and pick-up time at 4 p.m.


Where: Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101.


Who: The program is available for children in grades 1–6.


Why: Distance Learning Hubs support the needs of the San Diego community and extend the Fleet’s mission of bringing science education to students in ways that are fun, engaging and accessible. The program was developed in response to the increased demand from parents and educators for additional distance learning resources. 




The Fleet Science Center is devoted to having hands-on experiences for all of the students in an environment that is positive, fun and safe. To learn more about the Fleet’s program policies and FAQs regarding programs, visit www.fleetscience.org/youth-programs-policies-and-faqs.


For more information on the Fleet’s Distance Learning Hubs, visit www.fleetscience.org/events/distance-learning-hubs


For more information on the Fleet Science Center’s distance learning support programs, visit www.fleetscience.org/steming-home.  



About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.

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